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the united nations general assembly kicking off cha will be an extremely busy day for both candidates mixing policy and politics. but both the president's foreign policy and his schedule are coming under fire. he will not meet with a single world leader while the united nations is in session. that is a big break with tradition. instead, leaving secretary of the state hillary clinton with a nearly nonstop series of meetings including meeting with the leaders of afghanistan, egypt and pakistan. but the president did take an appearance on the talk show "the view." >> i just have a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think that you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> and while the president took a shot at mitt romney over the economy, romney was hammering him over foreign policy. insisting the president's comments about bumps in the road in the middle east were out of line. >> these are developments we do not want to see. >> i want to bring in my fan tak fan takes sick panel, andrea mitchell, jamie rubin and "time" magazine's editor-at-large. good to see a
. enough already. >> this is a matter maybe for the united nations security council. jennings had his human rights violated. for the nfl to stand up and say the call should stand, we have eyes. it's like i don't want to equate this to ahmadinejad saying in front of the u.n. saying iran's nuclear intentions are peaceful but there's a credibility gap here. >> going to believe me or your lying eyes, right, chris? >> it's a remarkable thing because i think if you look at products that have been developed from a public relations perspective over the last few decades none has been better developed than the nfl and his remark may be apple but it is a remarkable how it's grown into the dominant sport in this country a money making perspective. i just think at some point here they have to say, this is a bad pshg r move and cut a deal. >> let's hope before the weekend. thank you very much. thank you, chris cizilla, see you later, jeff goldberg, thank you very much. joining me in new york, dan senor, senior adviser to the romney campaign. you were watching the game. what do you think? >> watched it wi
netanyahu has told the united nation that's the world has until next summer to stop iran from building a nuclear weapon. the white house reacted by saying the u.s. shares israel's goal of stopping of that happening but so far it has refused to set an ult made yum. danielle lee reports. >> reporter: from a fight over the west bank to fears over i n iran's nuclear program, benjamin netanyahu spoke under pressure before the united nations. >> today a great battle is being waged. >> reporter: just one day after iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad accused israel and the west of intimidation, netanyahu ran a new ultimatum against the controversial nuclear program. >> a red line should be drawn right here, before -- before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: israel and the west suspect iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon and fear the impact on the region. but so far diplomatic efforts to stop eye ron ran who calls the program peaceful have been uk unsuccessful. he spoke directly to the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >> we w
. yesterday west took to facebook to complain about president obama's united nations speech and to show us how lucky we and the world are that allen west will never address the united nations. he wrote my statement to the united nations would have been the future does not belong to those who attack our embassies and consulates to kill our ambassadors. the angel of death in the form of an american bald eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence. joining me now, patrick murphy. can you explain to america how allen west got elected to that seat and how he currently in the polls is ahead of you by a few points? >> well, first of all, no one really knows how he got elected. 2010 was an interesting year. unfortunately democrats did not show up to vote. thankfully, we are getting a lot of strong polling results back. we are actually tied or up in basically all of the polls that we've seen. we're in a great position to win this november. >> you've raised $2 million for your campaign, which normally, until very recently, was an awful lot of money for a congressional race.
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is saying to the united nations. >> military military colonial o packaged under new napes the unilateral plan for a so-called state with provisional borders. i repeat, provision, a state with provisional borders, this is a project that we categorically reject from az because it shall not bring about peace. mr. president, israel refuses to end the occupation and refuses to allow the palestinian people to attain their rights and freedom and rejects the establishment of the state of palestine. israel is promising the palestinian people a new catastrop catastrophe, a new set secret service -- set back. >> it's clear there has been not only no progress but setbacks that the hope of two states, the hope of a negotiated solution, that you had for so many, many years, has really been stalemated. what has to happen to get this back on track? >> you know, i think you're putting your finger on what is the biggest, single problem right now. right now on both sides there is a loss of faith and a loss of belief in a two-state outcome. the palestinians look at this and think the israelis are not commit
the united nations general assembly. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: this is a big deal. not only for the president explaining where the world stands but for him politically. >> but first things first -- we've got an election. >> reporter: on "the view" before speaking to the united nations general assembly. aides say he'll focus on the recent unrest and death of ambassador christopher stevens. >> these are not human bumps in the road. >> either one or all of them shows a person with a different perspective than the perspective i have. >> reporter: today's u.n. speech will be the president's first international address since violence erupted across the muslim world. >> also so -- >> reporter: in bilateral meetings secretary clinton was told security of their embassy is their duty and must emphasize that nuclear weapons must be kept away. despite warnings from the u.n. he declared israel will be eliminated. the u.s. responded quickly calling that comment disgusting, offensive and outrageous. lynn? >> tracie, thanks. >>> elsewhere. missouri
addressed the united nations. the general assembly there. the president strongly condemning the anti-islamic video that some say caused the unrest in the middle east, but he also says it did not justify the attack on the united states embassy. >> i know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. and the answer is enshrined in our laws. our constitution protects the right to practice free speech. i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. and we must agree, there is no speech that justifies mindless violence. >> in the last couple of weeks, he pointed out those are probably not the result of a video and were coordinated. he also delivered in his remarks a stern warning to iran over its nuclear ambition. >> let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy and we believe there is still time and space to do so. but that time is not unlimited. we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power. but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see that we harness tha
to address united nations over an hour from now. he is getting the low-key no news drop-by that his team was hoping for? he is getting heat making time for "the view" but not fellow leaders. a big time in missouri. if todd aiken exits the senate race he has to do it by 5:00 p.m. today. if not, it's on to november but the yemt battled congressman shows no sign of dropping out. good morning from new york. it's tuesday, september 25th, 2012. i'm chuck todd live outside of the new york public library, nbc's occasieducation nation su behind me. coming up, i will show you live pictures and monitoring and waiting for bill clinton to introduce mitt romney at his global giving conference and when that happens, we will take it to you live and give you a little bit of mitt romney's remarks. he is presenting an intriguing plan of a public private partnership when it comes to foreign aid. one that my guess is won't get taken out of a partisan lens but ought to win time -- when the time comes for it. >>> first, to my first reads of the morning on the trail monday. a null aggressive mitt romney and he
at the united nations. and, yesterday, prime minister netanyahu reinforced that by frankly praising the president for what he said at the u.n. and talking about how we are in sync. our intelligence and military communities are on the same it timeline with respect to iranian nuclear development. and i think yesterday the president -- prime minister netanyahu drew a line which frankly the president has already drawn not with a cartoon and with that kind of a fdispla but the president has said point blank american policy is not a matter of containment, it is a matter of prevention. they will not have the ability to make a bomb. and the president is prepared to back that up. so, there is no gap here. and once again, mitt romney just as he did when he stepped out early in his comments on libya, inappropriately and wrong, he is once again inappropriately and wrongly characterizing the president's policy. >> john kerry, all fired up for debate preparation, have fun with that. >> thank you. >> have fun playing mitt romney and thank you so much. thanks for being with us today. >> thank you.
, he was at the united nations. he's been hitting the campaign trail hard. he's been dealing with the fallout from the libya attacks. is he finding enough time to even practice for the debates? >> well, you know, craig, to the extent that the command of the issues will make a difference in these debates, you can say he's getting a lot of on the job training, certainly. but to argue your premise a little bit, the president, as far as we know, is, in fact, practicing for those debates. just yesterday, he spent two hours south of the capital, about a mile from here, the democratic national committee headquarters, where we are told, on deep background, that he was, in fact, practicing on those debates. of course, the person who is the mock mitt romney, if you will, john kerry, senator john kerry of massachusetts, he also battle tested. he had his own experience in these debates in 2004. people forget he had a series of epic debates debating a republican governor of massachusetts who challenged him for his senate seat back in 1996. that was bill welles. so it's going to be intense
meetings at the united national assembly. president obama had 13 one-on-one meetings last year. enough of the real news. let's gather around the water cooler to watch a people to enter snooki's name into the immortality of new jersey law. who knew her power? snooki and "the jersey shore" crew caused so much commotion the state assembly is stepping in. yesterday ocean county republican wrong that would dancer, wonderful name there introduced a snookiville law as he calls it that would let njs njs towns regulate the filming of reality tv shows. how many states even have this problem to begin with assemblyman dancer is pushing a bill that would allow towns to impose ordinances on where producers can film and even charge for extra police needed to corral crowds. this is my home state of new jersey, baby. certainly not the first time they've tried to shun snooki and her crew. her spin-off show was rejected before it settled in manchester. governor chris christie has been quick to distinguish all then tick new jersey folk from those reality stars. >> i want to remind all of you of something.
of the united nations general assembly has put foreign policy front and center. president obama used the ait tack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the death on ambassador stevens to make the case for a broader philosophy regarding the future of the relations between the middle east and the west. >> the events of the last two weeks also speaks to the need for all of us to honestly address the tensions between the west and the arab world that is moving towards democracy. >> while he made clear that the video that sparked the violence was not reflective of american values the president defended the u.s. response and underscored that free speech is essential to prosperity and to peace. >> as president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, i accept that people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> the president then made a pitch to enlist the arab world in combatting extremism. >> a politics based only on anger, one based on dividing the world betweens us and them, not only sets back international cooperation, it ultimat
today we must declare this this violence and intolerance has no place among our united nations. >> the president there wrapping up his speech at the u.n. topping the agenda, several fast moving political and diplomatic developments from president's speech before the u.n. to both candidates taking the stage today at the clinton global initiative. and this hour we'll hear live from mitt romney on his plans for education, his live sit down interview with brian williams just moments away. but first president's address happening as he comes under rapid fire overthe upheaval in the middle east. he condemned the videotape that sparked violence, but still defended the right of free speech. and just one hour after mitt romney took the president to task this morning at the clinton global initiative. >> i'll never apologize to america. i believe that america has been one of the greatest forces for good the word has ever known. we can hold that knowledge in our hearts with humility and unwavering conviction. >> this follows 24 hours of the president being hammered by the right for the bump
speeches at the united nations and the clinton global initiative where his republican rival mitt romney also offered some remarks. and in a breathless day of nonstop talk and travel, mr. romney has just arrived for a rousing event in ohio where he's desperately hoping to claw his way out of a substantial polling deficit. there are sign mrs. romney may be coming to his senses after joking at the clinton global initiative that he could do with a little help from a former president. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple days for that bounce to happen. >> right, we'll keep our eye on that. the other bump that romney loves to talk about these days is his attack on the president for saying the middle east would face bumps in the road and romney's suggestion that the president was somehow referring to the deaths of the american ambassador to libya and three other diplomats. a theme that romney reiterated today though in a more muted form. >> syria has w
substantive change was on iran. united nations, the president appeared to draw a real line in the sand on iran's efforts to build a nuclear weapon. >> so let me be clear. america wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe this is still time and space to do so. but that time is not limited. make no mistake. a nuclear iran is not a challenge that can be contained. >> but the president's strong words weren't enough to satisfied romney. >> we can look at the record of the last four years. is iran closer to a nuclear weapon or not? we know the answer. it's closer to a nuclear weapon. >> but one thing obama and romney could agree on, just how much they love president bill clinton now. they tried to one-up each other, in fact, in praising the former president and his, of course, the annual global initiative conference. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a lot of good. all i've got to do now is to wait for a couple of days for the bounce to happen. >> president clinton, thank you for your very ki
netanyahu will speak before the united nations general assembly. he will set a clear red line. richardson is the former governor of new mexico and before that, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. sir, it's good to have you stick around with us. senior israeli official said this to the media as the p.m. travelled to new york for the u.n. meeting. netanyahu will set a clear read line. obama's remarks. obama said iran won't have nuclear weapons. the prime minister will clarify the way in which iran won't have nuclear arms. now, netanyahu is also expected, sir, to warn the time for diplomacy with tehran is not unlimited. where do you think that the white house can go from here especially when we would most americans would prefer to see all this handled on a diplomatic front? >> well, i think the president in his u.n. speech a couple days ago was very clear. we're not going to permit iran to get nuclear weapons. we're going to do it through continued very crippling sanctions with other nations, with europeans diplomatically, pursue negotiations although they're not working. i think recently the pr
's next. >>> and not every day a prime minister brings a cartoon bomb to the united nations. israel literally draws the line on iran's nuclear program. >>> new concerns for diplomat safety in libya as the defense secretary says terrorists planned that deadly attack. >>> first a look at the president and mitt romney's schedule. lighter schedules for them both today. a fund-raising day in particular for both of of them, the president heads to florida. you're watching msnbc. why should our wallets tell us what our favorite color is? every room deserves to look great. and every footstep should tell us we made the right decision. so when we can feel our way through the newest, softest, and most colorful options... ...across every possible price range... ...our budgets won't be picking the style. we will. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. right now get $37 basic installation on all special order carpet. like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your alle
in the important battleground state of ohio. yesterday president obama addressed the united nations general assembly where syria and iran took center stage. tracie potts joins us from washington with all of those details. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. as you have no doubt heard over and over, ohio is a big one on the list of battleground states and now it looks like the president has a pretty good lead there. >> i accept people will call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. >> reporter: president obama heads to ohio today with an eight point lead according to the "washington post "washingto" mitt romney is there, too. >> is there anyone who thinks raising taxes will help grow the economy? >> no, his play is to continue what he has done before, the status quo has not worked. >> romney attacking someone on taxes? that's like me attacking someone for being passionate in politics. >> reporter: romney is on a two day bus tour in ohio. tuesday with his running mate. >> after four years of getting the run around, what america needs is a
nations in new york with president ahmadinejad has defected. he is seeking asylum in the united states. >>> japan was hit by a typhoon, which was strong enough to overturn vehicles on the island of okinawa. more than 140 people were injured and tens of thousands lost electrical power. >>> and a painting by renoir worth up to $100,000 was bought at a flea market for 7 bucks. an auction of the painting was stopped on saturday. a woman from virginia bought the landscape on the banks of the seine mostly for the frame. the painting was stolen from a museum in baltimore in 1951. it was worth $100,000. >>> and now here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. mitt romney has an op-ed in the "wall street journal" on foreign policy. mr. romney says allowing iran to build a nuclear weapon is unacceptable. president obama also says the u.s. goal is preventing iran from having an atomic bomb. >>> paul ryan told fox news he and mitt romney want a 20% cut in all income tax rates but ryan failed to provide details. >>> the associated press says if the election were held today
and organized. peter king of new york called on susan rice to resign as u.s. ambassador to the united nations after she initially claimed the attack on the consulate was part of the spontaneous protest after an anti-islamic video. yesterday paul ryan and john mccain slammed the administration's handling of the deadly attack. >> the response was slow, confused, inconsistent. they first said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we now know it was a planned terrorist attack if this was one tragic incident that would be a tragedy in itself. the problem is it's part of a bigger picture that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes on tv screens. >> i think it interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that al qaeda is on the wane, everything is fine in the middle east. >> you think it's political? >> how else could you trot out our u.n. ambassador to say this was a spon ttaneous demonstrati? >> maybe they thought that at the time? >> on "meet the press" david plouffe was asked by david gregory if politics had anything to do with the administrat
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not been under the domination or the limited number of governments thus disabling united nations to carry out its responsibilities on a just and equitable basis, if the international economic institutions had not been under pressure and were allowed to conformed the functions by using their expertise based on fairness and justice, had the world capitalists not weakened or victimized the economies of nations in order to make up for their own mistakes, had integrity and honesty had not prevailed and all nations and governments were treated equally and justly in the global efforts to build and expand happiness for the entire mankind and if tens of other unfavorable situations had not occurred in human life. imagine how beautiful and pleasant our lives and how lovely the history of mankind would have been. let us take a look at the world's situation today. a, the economic situation. poverty is on the rise and the gap is widening between the rich and the poor. industrial countries has exceeded $63 trillion while the repayment of half of this amount is sufficient to eradicate poverty in the wor
to the united nations, it sent a signal that he's more patient than we had realized. >> well, yes, chuck. i mean there's a different analysis of his speech. one of them is he delayed isr l israel's so-called red line which was in august and then september, oath, before the american elections. now it's seem as delayed until spring or next summer. the first question when you meet him, what do you think? will there be war in iran? they're not sure. would israel attack iran at that time? he suggested that with a red line but he didn't come out and say so everybody's question is will israel attack iran? the fear here is israel may do it without the united states of the america and the sense is that would be a disaster, but one thing israelis do agree on and i believe is the bottom lean is that israel has to be able to do what it needs to protect itself. i think many israelis do agree with thatting chuck. >> all right. that's the view from tel aviv. on sunday, of course, the senior iranian official mocked prime minister netanyahu's bomb drawing. our abc reporter is live in tehran. he's our tehran bur
on a wiley coyote acme style bomb at the united nations today when talking about iran. 40 days out with the surge in afghanistan looking like it did the opposite of what it was supposed to do, 40 days out with "the new york times" reporting that the romney campaign's big national security legal idea is to have president romney rescind the ban on torture on his first day in office. that's their big idea. that will help. 40 days out from the election, there has to be a way to build on this one small thing this republican campaign for the presidency seems capable of handling when it comes to national security matters. if not for the country, if not for the candidate, then for the country we should try to be optimistic about this, right? mitt romney showed today he is capable, at least, of mentioning veterans and how veterans get treated even if he doesn't totally understand the issue. let's start there. the fact he can handle that much, we can at least take as a starting point. i mean, in previous campaigns, yeah, we've been able to have debates about the wars. this year the republica
british prime minister and the united nations special envoy for global education, gordon brown, joins the table this morning. good to have you on board. you may not talk soccer. >> prime minister brown was a little disturbed that we were over here celebrating the suez crisis, the boiling of brits in oil. we are so sorry. >> we've moved on a long time ago. i don't know if you can move on. >> no, it's very hard. let's talk first of all about the crisis in the eurozone. where do we stand today? it's not on the front payable of the page of the papers so much. >> i would say we've stopped being like greece, and we're probably more like japan, and we've got this long-term crisis now. when the european central bank came in to be the lender of last resort, you've got some stalemate for the time being, you can prevent things from going very seriously wrong. the problem with europe is it's going to slow very slowly, if at all. it's got a huge banking problem that's still got to be sorted out. the leverage is far worse than the american banks. we've got a competitiveness issue, and we're losing
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at the united nations as mahmoud ahmadinejad delivers one of the least fiery stages ever. ahmadinejad shied away from the usual saber rattling. we didn't hear about israel being wiped off the map like he said in 2005 or even earlier this week saying that israel had no roots in the middle east. after eight years in power, he is a lame duck president. the influence is dwindling at home after parliamentary losses. protesters are constantly following ahmadinejad and the massive entourage of 140 people around the u.n. here in new york. inside the u.s. delegation boycotted the speech. the president said the timeline is not unlimited and israeli prime minister netanyahu claims iran is just months away from a nuclear bomb. others suggest iran is not even close. show of strength, the military unveiled a new drone this week which they claim can reach israeli and u.s. bases in the region. the u.s. warned in the past that loose talk of war benefits iran driving up oil prices and critics say the u.s. should take iran more seriously. well, with us now is msnbc contributor, an israeli j
at the united nations on wednesday became the highest ranked official to publicly say there was a link between the attack and al qaeda. >> for some time al qaeda and other groups have launched attacks and kidnappings into neighboring countries and they are working with other violent extremists to undermine the democratic transitions under way in north africa as we tragically saw in benghazi. >> republicans are trying to seize on this slow walk by the administration. it seems to be a legitimate gripe. they are trying to make it stick. a group of powerful house republicans from the armed services, foreign affairs, intelligence, judiciary and appropriations committee have sent a letter saying clearly the threat from al qaeda and affiliate groups has increased an we're not learning. a good time line of the obama's administration evolving statements on libya from saying it wasn't planned to now acknowledging it was an act of terrorism. the most charitable explanation of these resolving statements is information the administration received has changed or wasn't complete or the most uncharitable is t
prime minister benjamin netanyahu to address the united nations general assembly where he's expected to outline how far he will go to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon the speech comes two days after president obama warned iran to time to dispute is not unlimited. let's focus first on the optics as far as how the white house has handled this. the white house is saying what happened in libya was a terrorist attack, secretary of state clinton has walked back specifics as to whether the attack was driven by or carried out by an al qaeda affiliate in northern libya. i guess the question, as a senior political reporter at politico is, is this -- is this -- how do you assess the white house's handling of this in materi terms of the message and the back and forth of susan rice and the president. >> so it's hard right now to kind of move that around a little bit. i think that they could have had huge issues right after the attack, vis-a-vis security, vis-a-vis egypt if mitt romney hadn't gotten in the way. >> right. >> i think that was a big deal he got in the way because that dis
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with the united nations general assembly meeting here in new york. with speeches by both the president and mr. netanyahu, this would be the perfect forum to showcase the enormous rift that republicans keep rooting for. but something funny happened on the way to turtle bay. take a listen. >> two days ago from this podium president obama reiterated that the threat of a nuclear armed iran cannot be contained. i very much appreciate the president's position, as does everyone in my country. >> that must have been a big hit with mr. romney's boston brain trust. all year long they have been mapping out the narrative on foreign policy, endless ll lly portraying the president as anti-israel. all they needed was a little third party cover and look what happened. unfortunately for poor mr. romney, it's only going to get worse as more people pick up on his oft repeated line and finally start calling it what it is. >> first of all, the term throwing israel under the bus is really a remarkable -- you know, it's an unbelievably cynical exploitive term that is also a lie. but that doesn't mean we should be p
is the better candidate to try to reverse the trend that the united nations government has been on in the past four years. so we'll have to see if he sharpens that attack even more today. but clearly they know they've got some challenges ahead, in new hampshire, of course the battleground state just four electoral votes there. in this tight race four votes could mean the difference between who is president and who is not. they want to fight hard. mitt romney's adopted home state there, if you will. >> right, so he'll be doing that for sure in new hampshire and then in ohio today. okay, thank you very much, ron mott appreciate that. >>> let's get more on the president's surge in the polls. he is increasing his lead in a number of key swing states. he's leading in all nine nbc/"wall street journal"/marist polls taken over the last three weeks. let's talk about what's happening from the gop perspective. because some there are complaining about the polling. they say the pollsters are oversampling democrats. any legitimacy to any of these complaints? >> well, you know, alex one of the things that w
you have a key united nations gathering not to meet with world leaders, including netanyahu at a time of so much concern over iran? >> this president has been in constant contact over four years with world leaders and has been in deep consultation with prime minister netanyahu. our administration has been in deep consultation with defense and intelligence agencies in israel. this president has been focused on strengthening alliances. he's built an unprecedented global effort in terms of sanctions against iran. so this president has led and i think the question, we have an election coming up. this president committed a few things to the american people in 2008. he would restore and rebuild alliances. he would end the war in iraq. he would find and make sure that bin laden was brought to justice. he's done all of those things. by the way, let's talk about governor romney's response during this. you know, in the hours as they attacks became known in libya and the assault on our embassy in egypt, mitt romney throws out some half-baked statement. i think that's one of the reasons -- >> the
, about half of them according to the united nations children, and she's living in a tent. she had just arrived that day. she arrived because her son was hurt in an aerial strike. he was wounded on his head and also in his leg. he had gotten some hospital care, but he was recovering in this tent and she was very upset. she was crying and saying, you know, essentially to the pilot of the plane, do you not have children? you know, and to president bashar assad, do you not -- do you want to see your children suffering in the way that is -- my son is suffering. she was very, very upset and she essentially asked a very good question, and that is, why is this war not being fought on the front lines? face to face, military to military. why is it being fought as she's asking, amongst civilian populations. that's a very good question. given how much suffering the civilians of syria are going through right now. >> ann curry reporting exclusively from syria this weekend and tonight as well on "nightly news." thank you so much. >>> up next, the debating game, we'll have virginia governor bob mcdonn
a minute. >> go ahead. >> president obama's in new york city for the united nations general assembly. and the clinton global initiative, which we're going to this morning. >> are we really? >> so your boyfriend -- but one of the first orders of business was taping an interview with the women of "the view" alongside the first lady. among the topics, his republican opponents -- >> this guy's not giving serious interviews to anybody -- >> who? >> barack obama, the president of the united states. >> because romney did at a really opportune time. >> but he's going to all of these places, no time for netanyahu, but time for "the view," time for -- >> no time for netanyahu. >> that was good. >> i know. i know. >> wally from "leave it to beaver" was in that. >> was jerry mathers. >> no, that was the beave. >> asked about the newly released tax returns. >> all right. >> take a look. >> governor romney on "60 minutes" was asked, does he think it's fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody who is making $50,000 a year? and he said yes. i think it's fair and i also think that's the way yo
to the united nation on tuesday. he wanted to appeal to the domestic audience and to advocate for american values. showing respect to leaders and citizens in the muslim world angered by an american anti-muslim film clip trying to quell the criticism that he's looked weak on foreign policy. in his last big speech on a global stage before the november election, president obama said this -- >> as president of our country, and commander and chief of our military, i accept people are going to call me awful things every day. and i will always defend their right to do so. we do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can quickly become a tool to oppress minoritieminorities. we do so because given the power of faith in our lives and the passion, religious differences can inflame. hateful speech is not repress n repression, it's more speech. the bigotry and plas fi and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect. >> inside subway terminals here in new york, the mta is running this ad. it reads in any war between the civilized man and savage support support israel, de
against iran. >> you are referring to netanyahu's speech before the united nations general assembly which he held up a much-mocked cartoon bomb and talked about iran. the deeper issue is that the focus on iran has conveniently meant that international focus particularly in the west and u.s. is not on the occupied territories. we don't pay attention to the west unless there is violence and what we are doing is producing extremely perverse incentives. if we don't pay attention when they are acting nonviolent, my thanks to gentleman mila con, joe wisen that you will, mike paska and bill fletcher, author of "they're bankrupting us" 20 other myths about unions. thanks for getting up. thanks for joining us on "up." tomorrow, i will have jeffrey toobin and mona eltahawi on her arrest for spray painting over an anti-islam poster. coming up, melissa harris perry. this week looks at voter i.d. laws. how is anyone expected to keep up? that's melissa harris-perry coming up next. thank you for getting up. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're c
to the united nations, susan ryce. he was either not included in some of these briefings, which would be troublesome, or just thrown under the bus when she went out on the sunday shows, explaining that this was not a planned attack, and we now know it was a terrorist attack in libya. >> do you think anything's going to happen with that, with susan rice? do you think she could potentially lose her job or no? >> i don't think she'll lose her job, but i don't think we'll be seeing her much in the upcoming months. >> molly, best and worst? >> i'll give best week to todd akin, the republican senate candidate out in missouri. the deadline passed this week for him to withdraw from the race. he was under heavy, heavy pressure from so many republicans to get out. they say they couldn't possibly win. he stuck it out, he knew they'd come around and they'd give him their money and their support when they didn't have a choice, and sure enough, that's exactly what's happening. you have a lot of republicans magically changing their mind now that they can't get him out of there. and for worst week, i
of this administration in total disarray. you had the united nations ambassador and the presidential press secretary sunday after the event saying things we now know were totally false. there is a report that came out last night i think on abc and fox both that they actually knew 24 hours in advance there was real danger there. >> and the ambassador's diary likewise. >> you have a president who even after his press secretary conceded it was a terrorist attack is still going back to his fantasy version that this is caused by some terribly stupid movie. over two weeks of this. an american ambassador and three other americans dead and collapse of our position in benghazi totally. a large number of cia agents who left town the next day. more than known we had there by the way and the news media says mitt romney's timing was terrible. give me a break. >> he was unable to make the argument. he doesn't present an alternative. >> this is one of my great frustrations with conservatives. i'm not talking about you. you're right. the media hasn't been following this story as much as it could have but if you wer
of the united states as well as being the lead story on every single news broadcast from nbc national to green bay local. that's all it took to puncture the cocoon where the nfl owners live and get them to hear what people have been saying for the last three weeks, there is gravitating very quickly from being a farce to being a tragedy. >> and we understand the referees are going to be back on the field tonight. i guess the question is are they ready? we know how the replacement referees perform. are they ready to turn this around in 24 hours? >> probably not given the fact there are a host of rule changes that have taken place this year. there will be emergency clinics over the next three days to bring the referees up to speed. but the typical nfl referee at his absolute worst on his worst day is better than what we've seen on the field of play over the first three weeks of the nfl season. >> dave, what's the damage if any to the nfl? my view is this league is so popular, people are watching the games anyway. huge audiences for all these games even though the officiating is terrible, do we fo
started. we'll remind the world why the united states of america is the greatest nation on earth. good bless you, everybody. god bless america. >> the first presidential debate is exactly one week from tonight and right now both mitt romney and the republican party are being rejected by the american people. joining me now is bob shrum, democratic strategist, and chris stal ball, co-host of "the cycle" on msnbc. bob, let ne start with you. is this as bad as it looks for romney or should i be looking at it more holistically? >> well, i think they should have said that ohio is a big hole in our planet. romney is not an ohio kind of guy. out there he comes across like a guy from another planet. in fact, there's one bain man on youtube that's had 350,000 hits in ohio. >> 350,000 hits just in the state of ohio? >> just in the state of ohio. and then he talks about getting tough on outsourcing to china but he's the one that outsourced to china. and now he says, i care about the middle class but gives no specifics. it's not believable. look, the guy did a terrible mistake by saying the 47%. th
will not be silent when individuals mock and insult our people and our great nation. we need individuals in the united states senate who respect native americans and have an understanding of tribal issues. for that reason, i call upon senator brown to apologize for the offensive actions of his staff and their uneducated, unenlightened and racist portrayal of native peoples. " late tonight, after saying nothing all day long in response to that, scott brown's campaign, late tonight, finally put out a statement saying that he regrets the unacceptable behavior of his after. his spokesperson added, quote, this kind of conduct will not be tolerated. scott brown, to be clear, has never disproven that elizabeth warren has native american ancestry, right? it's not like anybody's ever produced any evidence to say that she is not native american. the whole basis for the brown campaign making fun of indian people, right, the whole basis for all of this making fun of native american people by scott brown and by his campaign is that he says he can tell by looking at her that she is way too white-looki
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